Preston Lesley

Law Offices of James Scott Farrin
280 S Mangum Street, Suite 400
Durham, NC 27701
9198341184
farrin.com


Attorney Preston Lesley joined the Law Offices of James Scott Farrin in 2017 handling personal injury cases.

He earned his J.D., cum laude, from North Carolina Central University School of Law as a CITI Merit Scholar and NCCU Foundation Scholar and was also a member of the International Legal Honor Society of Phi Delta Phi. Preston earned a B.A. in History with a minor in Political Science from North Carolina State University.

Prior to coming to the Law Offices of James Scott Farrin, Preston clerked in a civil litigation firm where he assisted clients that were victims of motor vehicle negligence. Preston has also provided pro bono legal assistance with North Carolina Central University’s Elder Law Program and Volunteer Income Tax Assistance (VITA) Clinic.

Preston knew from an early age that he wanted to become a lawyer and advocate for others.

“While all the other kids were playing cowboys and Indians I was dressing up in my dad’s old suits. It wasn’t until I grew a little older that I realized my true passion was advocating for others. Being an attorney provides me with a platform to help others when they need help the most.”

Preston is also a member of the North Carolina Advocates for Justice.

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LICENSED IN
North Carolina
PRACTICE AREA
Personal Injury
Consumer Protection
Business Litigation
Class Actions
Mass Torts
Product Liability
MEMBERSHIPS
North Carolina State Bar
North Carolina Bar Association
U.S. District Court, Eastern District of North Carolina
Wake County Bar Association
10th Judicial District Bar Association
North Carolina Advocates for Justice
PUBLICATIONS & SPEAKING ENGAGEMENTS
“Abigail Alliance for Better Access to Developmental Drugs v. Von Eschenbach: Access to Experimental Drugs: Is Access to Experimental Drugs a Fundamental Right When It Comes to Treatment of the Terminally Ill?” Biotechnology and Pharmaceutical Law Review (Spring, 2017)
LAW SCHOOL
North Carolina Central University School of Law
Durham, NC
2017 J.D., cum laude, top 15% of graduating class

Deans List throughout law school
Class of 2016 Graduation Marshal
CITI Merit Scholar
NCCU Foundation Scholar
The International Legal Honor Society of Phi Delta Phi
Staff Editor, Biotechnology & Pharmaceutical Law Review
COLLEGE
North Carolina State University
Raleigh, NC
2014 B.A. in History, with a minor in Political Science